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Inner Development Goals for building sustainable development skills 18/11

Collage of Christine Wamsler and Sarah Emond

What skills and qualities are needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Sarah Emond, CEO at By EMOND guides you through the Inner Development Goals framework, and Christine Wamsler, Professor of Sustainability Science, provides input from a research perspective.

In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to provide a comprehensive plan for a sustainable world by 2030. The 17 goals cover many issues and include people with different needs, values, and convictions. The SDGs provide a vision of what needs to happen, but progress along this vision has been slower than expected.

The Inner Development Goals (IDGs) Initiative was created in response to this issue, with the aim to support our individual and collective capacity to deal with increasingly complex sustainability challenges.

The IDG initiative is a communication project that provides a framework of transformative skills and tools aimed to help name, understand and communicate some of the changes that are needed to support a more sustainable future. The work is open source and accessible for all to use.

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About How to be a Change Maker Talks

This talk is one of the parts needed for change — inspiration! We invite guest speakers on the theme ”How to be a change maker”, where they speak about their exciting work to drive sustainable development. We also have Q & A:s with the audience and invite researchers to comment from their perspective, and act as debaters with the guests.

Read more about the Change Maker Future Track, a part of the Sustainable Future Hub.